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Ribbon Cutting for First Secure Medicine Return Kiosk in Snohomish County

New kiosks officially launch 2nd pharmaceutical stewardship program in the state

MEDIA AVAILABILITY:

Representatives from the Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County,

City of Edmonds and Representative Strom Peterson will be available

from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the

Edmonds Police Department, 250 5th Ave. N, Edmonds, Wash.

  

Ribbon Cutting for First Secure Medicine Return Kiosk in Snohomish County
New kiosks officially launch 2nd pharmaceutical stewardship program in the state

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Expanding access to secure medicine disposal programs is a key strategy for preventing prescription drug and heroin abuse. Almost a year after the Snohomish County Board of Health became the eighth in the nation to adopt a countywide secure medicine return ordinance, the installation of drop-off kiosks is underway. The pharmaceutical stewardship program operated by MED-Project will bring more than 20 kiosks online in August, in addition to mail back options available for remote locations and homebound residents.

The MED-Project website www.med-project.org/locations/snohomish has officially launched in English and Spanish, along with the toll-free number 844-MED-PROJ (844-633-7765). As each kiosk is installed, the website will be updated with location information and hours of operation. While MED-Project is continuing to finalize agreements with more pharmacies and other eligible locations, the kiosks currently being installed are as follows:

  • Arlington Pharmacy, 540 N West Ave
  • Arlington Police Department, 110 E 3rd St
  • Brier Police Department, 2901 228th St SW
  • Darrington Pharmacy, 1200 Seeman St
  • Edmonds Family Pharmacy, 7315 212th St SW, Ste 100
  • Edmonds Police Department, 250 5th Ave N
  • Edmonds QFC Pharmacy #851, 22828 100th Ave W
  • Everett Police Department, 3002 Wetmore Ave
  • Everett Police Department – South Precinct, 1121 SE Everett Mall Way
  • Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy, 2930 Maple St, Everett
  • Providence Medical Center Pharmacy, 1321 Colby Ave, Everett
  • Everett QFC Pharmacy #852, 4919 Evergreen Way
  • Everett QFC Pharmacy #853, 2615 Broadway
  • Granite Falls Pharm-a-Save, 207 E Stanley St # A
  • Index City Hall, 511 Avenue A (Mail Kiosk Only)
  • Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy, 20200 54th Ave W, Lynnwood
  • Lynnwood Police Department, 19321 44th Ave W
  • Marysville Police Department, 1635 Grove Street
  • Mill Creek Police Department,15728 Main Street
  • Mill Creek QFC Pharmacy #856, 926 164th St SE
  • Monroe Pharm A Save, 17788 147th St SE
  • Providence Pharmacy,19200 N Kelsey St, Monroe
  • Mountlake Terrace Police Department, 5906 232nd St SW
  • Mukilteo Police Department, 10500 47th Place W
  • Stanwood QFC Pharmacy #879, 27008 92nd Ave NW

MED-Project’s new kiosks will replace the boxes previously located in many police precincts around the county. The Snohomish County Partnership for Secure Medicine Disposal was formed in 2009, and included the Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Snohomish County, Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, Washington State Patrol, and local law enforcement agencies. The Partnership has collected and safely destroyed more than 34,000 pounds of household medicines since operations started in 2010.

RESOURCES:

Unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines pose a risk to our families, communities and the environment. To prevent misuse, medicines should be stored safely in the home, and properly disposed when no longer needed. Throwing medicines away in the trash or flushing them down the toilet are not safe or appropriate disposal practices. Medicine take-back programs are part of a comprehensive approach to preventing prescription drug abuse, as well as a secure and environmentally sound way to dispose of leftover or expired medicines. For more information, visit www.snohd.org/Waste/Medicine-Disposal/Pharmaceutical-Stewardship.
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